West Vancouver Memorial Library

Parking During West Wing Construction

The Library is open during construction on the West Wing. Parking, however, is limited due to the closure of the upper parking deck on July 4.  Instead of driving, consider taking the bus, walking or cycling to the Library. If you need to travel by car, plan on a little extra time to park and walk. Find more information here.


Culture
Literary

Persian Book Club 

Thursday, July 21, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall East 

 

Read and discuss classical and contemporary Persian literary prose. Led by Feloor Talebi. 

Monday Movie Nights

The Danish Girl

Monday, July 4, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

 

A dramatic story of love and transformation inspired by the life of transgender Danish artist Lili Elbe, one of the first known people to undergo sex reassignment surgery.

 

 


 

Jimmy’s Hall

Monday, July 11, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

 

In 1930s Ireland, political activist Jimmy Gralton faces deportation after opening a community hall for the arts.

 

Eddie the Eagle

Monday, July 18, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

 

Based on the remarkable true story of Britain’s famous ski jumping underdog, who charmed the world at the 1988 Olympics.

 

Trumbo

Monday, July 25, 6:30 p.m., Welsh Hall

 

In 1947, top screenwriter Dalton Trumbo and numerous other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs.

 

Doors open at 6 p.m. Come early for best seating. Refreshments provided by the Friends of the Library. Those wishing to take advantage of our listening assistance technology should arrive 15 minutes early.

In the Gallery

Kirsten Chursinoff – Painterly Stitches 

Until July 25, Art Gallery

 

With a painterly approach and a full spectrum of needle art techniques, Vancouver artist Kirsten Chursinoff presents her nature-inspired textile art.

 


 

Stay tuned for details about our exciting exhibition starting July 27.  

Culture
Lifelong Learning

Philosophers’ Cafe – Looking to the Future

Friday, July 15, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall East 

 

What have you loved about and learned from your relationship with SFU? What do you want to see next?

Technology

Computer Basics

Wednesday, July 13, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

 

A gentle introductory class. No experience necessary. Call 604.925.7405 or visit the Community Computing Centre to register.

 

Getting Started with Library Ebooks – iPads and Tablets

Thursday, July 14, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

 

Learn how to use the BC Library Ebooks website, place holds and check out ebooks with your library card. Register online.

 

iPad for Beginners

Saturday, July 16, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall East

 

A gentle introduction into iPad basics for people with their own device. Register online

 

Introduction to Programming using the Raspberry Pi

Wednesday, July 20, 2 p.m., Computer Training Room

 

Practise your computational thinking and learn how programming language differs from everyday language using the Raspberry Pi. Register online.

 

 

Getting Started with Social Media

Tuesday, July 26, 10:30 a.m., Welsh Hall West

 

Learn about the most popular social media platforms and which ones are best for you. Register online.

 

iPad Learn and Loan

Thursday, July 28, 2 p.m., Welsh Hall West

 

Allow us to introduce you to the iPad! No experience necessary in this two hour tour, but patrons must have a valid West Van library card to borrow the iPad for three weeks. Register online.

 

Culture
Storytimes


The Library offers a number of wonderful drop-in storytimes for children of all ages. For complete details, please visit our online events calendar.

 


 

Stuffed Animal Storytime | All Ages

Friday, July 22, 10:30 a.m., Storyhouse 

 

Join us for a special Storytime! Bring your favourite stuffed animal friends and build them a house before we read stories and sing songs.

Kids

Movie Matinee – The Good Dinosaur | All Ages

Thursday, July 14, 2:30 p.m. Welsh Hall 

 

Dive into a magical animated world where dinosaurs never became extinct. This movie is rated G (general audience) and has a running time of 94 minutes. Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or care-giver.

 

 


 

Fun with Scratch! Introduction to Computer Programming | Ages 9 – 13

Tuesday, July 26, 2 p.m., Storyhouse

 

Learn how programming language differs from everyday language using the Raspberry Pi, a credit card-sized computer, and then create your own animations using Scratch. Register online

Summer Reading Club

Music with Marnie! | Family Concert

Saturday, July 16, 11:30 a.m., Welsh Hall

 

Marnie's songs get kids and parents moving and grooving. Please register each individual attendee separately. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Register online.

News
Holiday Closure and Summer Hours

 

The Library will be closed Friday, July 1 for Canada Day. Starting Sunday, July 3 we will be closed Sundays in July and August. 

BiblioBites

Courtyard's Calling

 

Summer is here. Now's the perfect time to hit our courtyard with a book, a project or any other excuse to spend time outside. What are you waiting for? 

 

Summer Reads

 

Looking for some hot titles on these hot summer days? Look no further — we put together a scorcher of a reading list that's sure to satisfy your literary longings. 

 

Where are the West Wing Collections?

 

All collections are on site during construction. The correct locations for materials are up-to-date on our catalogue. Items that have been moved to storage will be retrieved four times a day, and can be requested by placing a hold. Details are available on the West Wing webpage

 

Library Family

Friends

 

Indoor Patio Sale – Don't miss the Friends of the Library Indoor Patio Sale where you'll find great bargains on CDs, DVDs and vinyl.

Monday, July 11, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (possibly July 12 if supplies last), Main Floor

 


 

Foundation

 

Save the Date! The fourth annual Author and Dinner evening is November 8 — don't miss this unique opportunity to dine with the remarkable Linden MacIntyre as you support your Library. Send an email to foundation@westvanlibrary.ca for more information.

 

To find out more information about the Foundation, visit our website or call 604.925.7425.



West Vancouver Memorial Library
1950 Marine Drive
West Vancouver, BC
V7V 1J8
General Inquires: 604.925.7400

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